Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Peanut Butter & Co. Giveaway!!

Wow!! I can't believe the Early Morning Run pack is over 100 strong!! It's pretty surreal for me to think that there are over 100 people reading what I write. Thank you so much for the time you take out of your days to see what I've written and to contribute! Truthfully, I'd probably still be writing even if only a few people were reading, but you all make it so much more fun! Please keep commenting: sharing your ideas, tips, and experiences. That's what the blogsphere is all about!

To celebrate this milestone, I want to do something for all of you awesome people by offering a pretty great (at least I think so) givewaway!! I'm very excited about this one!

The cool people over at Peanut Butter & Co sent me a few of their new squeeze packs to try out! This is one of their newest products, aimed to help PB-lovers everywhere enjoy their favorite PB&Co flavors on the go!

Lee Zalben, Peanut Butter & Co President and Founder, says about these squeeze packs: "Everyone knows that peanut butter is a delicious way to get prtein and energy into your diet. But having a jar of peanut butter on hand after a workout, a race, or even in a long car trip isn't always convenient. Our new squeeze packs are perfect for stashing in a purse, tote bag or lunchbox, and turn wholegrain crackers, celery sticks, apples, and bananas into nutritionally balanced, whole food snacks."
Aren't these cute?! Aside from loving the actual peanut butter, I love PB&Co. branding.

For now, these new squeeze packs come in only three of the ten flavors (but what great flavors they are!): Smooth Operator, Bee's Knees, and Dark Chocolate Dreams. Each pack is 1.5oz (2tbs) each and they come in boxes of 10 (one flavor). Seriously convenient for fueling on the go!

I took one pack with me on a trip recently so I could get my PB fix away from home, and enjoyed Bee's Knees in my oats this morning! Yum!
Also, if you haven't heard, PB&Co. is supporting athletes in other ways too, as the title sponsor of the TWENTY12 Women's Pro Cycling Team, which is managed by Nicola Cranmer and Kristin Armstrong.

On a green note, PB & Co. is also working towards lowering it's carbon footprint by partnering with Terracycle on these squeeze packs by creating the Peanut Butter Brigade. Terracycle will turn used squeeze packs into tote bags! Check out Terracycle's website for more info about their innovative company.

Okay... so, the giveaway!

What you win:
1 squeeze pack of each flavor plus 1 jar of PB & Co peanut butter, you choose the flavor!

How to win:
Super important: Leave a separate comment for each entry!! Thanks!

1. Tell me what your favorite PB&Co flavor is, or what flavor you'd love to try.
2. Follow this blog (and let me know you do)
3. Follow PB&Co on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PeanutButterCo (and let me know you do)
4. Follow me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/earlymorningrun (and let me know)
5. Post your favorite way to eat peanut butter!
6. Post this giveaway on Twitter using this message, then leave a comment here: Win your favorite @PeanutButterCo peanut butter from @earlymorningrun! http://ow.ly/1JwCb
7. Post this giveaway on your blog and leave a link in the comments.

Giveaway ends: Friday, May 14th at 8:00pm!

Good luck!!

full disclosure: Peanut Butter & Co has provided me with the squeeze packs for review, I'm adding the jar of PB on my own dime.

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161 comments:

Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) said...

Ahhh, I love PB & Co peanut butter. Dark chocolate dreams is like crack to me...

I follow you AND PB & Co. on Twitter :-)

Fav way to eat pb? On a spoon!

Running Through Phoenix said...

Saw this place on Travel Channel. What a concept! I'd most like to try the Bees Knees flavor though if they ever introduced a coffee chocolate flavor, I would be highly interested! I follow you and really like the way you keep me connected to the Big Apple. I'm now following you on Twitter though I am a bad Twitterer. I also follow PBC now on Twitter. My favorite way to eat PB is on a hot English Muffin. Ciao!

Katie @ Health for the Whole Self said...

What an AMAZING giveaway!!! Dark Chocolate Dreams is definitely my favorite! But I also love the Cinnamon Raisin - it makes a great dip for apples.

Katie @ Health for the Whole Self said...

Oh, and I subscribe to you! :)

misszippy said...

I love their products! My favorite is the maple almond butter.

misszippy said...

I'm a follower

misszippy said...

I'll post on my blog.

Emily said...

I love dark choco dreams!! I would love to try the other flavas though

emily said...

I follow your blog

emily said...

pb and a banana.. heaven

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

I seriously want to try the White Chocolate Wonderful. My husband and I were just eying these cute packages yesterday.

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

Since I am at work, I scheduled my tweet for 4:05 CST (@hriacobacci)

Christy said...

Dark Chocolate Dreams sounds like heaven in a jar! Seriously, peanut butter and dark chocolate is such a good treat!

Christy said...

Oh and I already follow your blog!

Christy said...

My favorite way to eat peanut butter is out of the jar! So those squeeze packs would be perfect for me!

Jon said...

My favorite flavor is the cinnamon raisin swirl. I would LOVE to try the Bee's Knees.

Jon said...

I already follow you!

Jon said...

My favorite way to eat peanut butter is with apple slices...or with a banana....or with honey....or on a PB&J sandwich....and MOST definately with chocolate!

Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) said...

I also follow PB & Co on Twitter :-)

Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) said...

And my fav way to enjoy PB & Co is on a spoon!

Molly said...

I haven't tried the dark chocolate yet, so I would be all over that!

Molly said...

I love being a follower!

Molly said...

I follow you on Twitter!

Molly said...

I'm a purist, my favorite way to eat PB is off a spoon!

Bridges Runner said...

I love PB on a graham cracker.

Cinnamon raisin swirl:) YUM!

I'm following you:) (nycbklyngirl)

Holly - Run Like the Wind (or Shuffle Like an Old Lady) said...

oooo I have never heard of PB&Co, but I would love to try the chocolate one!! I love love love peanut butter and chocolate together!!!

Holly - Run Like the Wind (or Shuffle Like an Old Lady) said...

I became a follower

Michelle said...

My fav is white chocolate wonderful. Just delish!!!!

Michelle said...

I follow both you and peanutbutter&co on twitter.

Holly - Run Like the Wind (or Shuffle Like an Old Lady) said...

I am now following PB&Co on twitter

Holly - Run Like the Wind (or Shuffle Like an Old Lady) said...

I'm following you on Twitter

Holly - Run Like the Wind (or Shuffle Like an Old Lady) said...

I love peanut butter, I love it in an open faced PBJ with strawberry preserves ( I eat this 99% of my lunches) I also love it on a banana. My favorite flavor of ice cream is Hagan Daas peanut butter and chocolate. mmmmmmmm!

Holly - Run Like the Wind (or Shuffle Like an Old Lady) said...

I tweeted your giveaway!

Ms. V. said...

i want to try crunch time!

Ms. V. said...

I follow this blog on Bloglines.

Ms. V. said...

just started following peanutbutterco on twitter

Ms. V. said...

i totally follow you on twitter :)

Ms. V. said...

fav way to eat peanut butter: on organic whole wheat bread!!!

i'm starving now btw

Maryland Girl aka Michelle said...

i'm a follower!

Maryland Girl aka Michelle said...

Dark Chocolate Dream!

Maryland Girl aka Michelle said...

I follow your tweets too!

Maryland Girl aka Michelle said...

I love peanut butter on celery!

Ms. V. said...

i tweeted the line "Win this giveaway"

YUM HUNGRY!

Maryland Girl aka Michelle said...

I tweeted your give away

Maryland Girl aka Michelle said...

I follow PB&Co on twitter.

Maryland Girl aka Michelle said...

You to top billing in my blog post today!
http://gomdgirlgo.blogspot.com

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

I follow your blog!

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

I would like the dark chocolate dreams

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

I eat pb and and pb on my bagel every morning : ) (peanut butter and pumpkin butter)

EricaH said...

i would go with The Bees Knees and not just because i dig the name. another i wouldn't mind indulging in would be Dark Chocolate Dreams. yummy.

EricaH said...

i am a follower

EricaH said...

i follow you on twitter @erica_h

EricaH said...

i linked on my blog

http://www.ericarunning.com/2010/05/taste-test-tuesday.html

EricaH said...

i tweeted @erica_h

Anonymous said...

I'd like to try the Bees Knees b/c I love anything with honey!

thank you!
cecilia

onenightoff@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My fav way to eat peanut butter is on a toast with honey drizzled on top.

thank you,
cecilia

onenightoff@gmail.com

NY Wolve said...

Yikes, what a load of comments! I like the white background, by the way. And I mainly eat almond butter now. Spread on a piece of toast is yummy (and sometimes will sneak kids peanut butter on it if almond butter isn't around!)

Mastering Public Health said...

Favorite: Smooth Operator & Cinnamon Raisin Swirl.

Mastering Public Health said...

I follow PB & Co on Twitter. (@MasPublicHealth)

Mastering Public Health said...

I am now following you on Twitter. (@MasPublicHealth)

Mastering Public Health said...

PB in hot cereal or on waffles is tops.

Mastering Public Health said...

Have posted about this on Twitter (@MasPublicHealth).

Clare said...

Favorite is a toss up between Dark Chocolate Dreams and White Chocolate Wonderful (can you tell I love chocolate??)

Clare said...

And I just added you to my google reader :)

Clare said...

And the best way to eat PB is licking it off a spoon straight out of the jar!

sarah said...

I want to try Dark Chocolate Dreams! I never have, and it bugs me.

sarah said...

Annnnd you were already in my Google reader.

Bridges Runner said...

I follow you on twitter with @nycbklyngirl

Bridges Runner said...

I'm following you on google reader.

Trish said...

I'd love to try the Mighty Maple! My kids put peanut butter and syrup on their pancakes, so this would save them a step ;)

Trish said...

I'm a new follower!

Trish said...

I love to mix peanut butter with plain yogurt, frozen berries, grape nuts and cinnamon and leave overnight for a yummy breakfast in the morning!!

Trish said...

I've linked to you on my sidebar!

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from SITS! I wish I'd known about those when I flew to NO this weekend!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

seriously the dark chocolate is a little bit of heaven

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i tweeted @runtothefinish

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

I follow your blog

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

link is in my post that goes up tomorrow

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

My favorite way to eat PB is 1 TBSP pb with 1/2 cup kashi go lean and 1/2 a banana!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i am a twitter follower

The Savage Traveler said...

I'm a follower of you but have never tried or even heard of PB&Co before this morning. I'd love to try it, but am a little fearful of how addictive it sounds. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE peanut butter and Uncle Marv and I have switched over entirely to natural only. But I'm willing to sacrifice my principles to taste Dark Chocolate Dreams. Favorite ways to eat PB? Well, added to a S'more would have to be top of the list, but how often does one have a chance to do S'mores? On celery or just off a spoon is probably when I'm more apt to eat it. Yum! Guess I'll have to run down right now for a fix!!

N.D. said...

dark chocolate dreams is my favorite :) fun giveaway !

N.D. said...

fave way to eat PB - with a spoon out of the jar!

brattypants said...

Congrats on having over 100 followers - that's awesome! I love your updates and posts.

Love the names of the peanut butters! They seem very convenient!

Rebecca said...

I follow your blog.

Rebecca said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Rebecca said...

PB and Nutella on a tortilla with a quarter banana all wrapped up.

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

I forgot to post that I follow you via my google reader as well.

Ashlei said...

I really want to try the Bee's Knees or mightly maple flavors! Or just regular crunchy pb!

Ashlei said...

Following you on twitter @the_vegster

Ashlei said...

following pb&co on twitter @the_vegster

Ashlei said...

Favorite way to eat pb...hmm....in chocolate pb ice cream! Does that count? ;) I love it between banana slices, on toast with honey or jelly, or in oatmeal :)

Ashlei said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/the_vegster/status/13846208319

Veganrocks said...

Good morning!
I'd love to try "the bees knees"!! I love honey!

Veganrocks said...

Though I'm a brand new follower of your blog, I am a follower!!

Veganrocks said...

I now follow PB and Co on Twitter! :)

Veganrocks said...

I already follow YOU on Twitter!

Veganrocks said...

My favorite way to eat peanut butter is on wild rice pancakes, with maple syrup!

Veganrocks said...

I am headed to Twitter right now to post the message! :)

ALFIE said...

my friend chris lives in the city & goes to columbia. he regularly sings the high-praises of peanut butter & co. that dark chocolate variety looks superb!!

as for how i like to eat it....hmmmm........sometimes right from the jar with a spoon. or on thin bread with jam, honey or nutella :)

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

I'm loving the cinnamon raisin!!

Kelsey said...

loooove mighty maple! :]

Kelsey said...

following via google friend!

Kelsey said...

following pb+co on twitter! @carrothead

Kelsey said...

following you on twitter! @carrothead

Kelsey said...

tweet tweet! @carrothead

Kelsey said...

my favorite way to eat pb is with apples and carrots!!

Jennifer said...

I'd love to try the "bee's knees" pb!

Jennifer said...

I follow your blog!

Jennifer said...

Favorite way to eat pb is a toss-up between straight from the jar and spread on a banana. Both are delish.

princessofpavement said...

I'd love to try Dark Chocolate Dreams or Mighty Maple ... yummmmm!

Katie @ www.princessofpavement.com said...

I follow your blog!

Katie @ www.princessofpavement.com said...

I follow you on Twitter.

Katie @ www.princessofpavement.com said...

I love to add my peanut butter to my oats in the morning, along with yogurt and bananas and chia seeds and cinnamon.

Katie @ www.princessofpavement.com said...

I posted a link on my blog: www.princessofpavement.com

Katie @ www.princessofpavement.com said...

I posted the giveaway on my Twitter.

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

I'm a follower, but more just wanted to say woo-hoo! to over 100;-) so fun;-)

and yeah, it'd be cool to get me some of that pb...;-)

susitravl said...

I would love to try The Bee's Knees - PB with honey!

susitravl said...

Follow you on Twitter - susitravl

susitravl said...

Follow PB&Co on Twitter - susitravl

susitravl said...

My favorite way to eat Peanut Butter - on a BLT. Grew up eating them this way and when I ordered one in a restaurant as an adult, and it had MAYO - I thought I was going to be sick. BLT with PB is the only way to go!

mom_of2boys said...

Following you on Twitter @mom_of2boys

sarah said...

And hey! I'm following you on Twitter. In a totally non-stalky way.

Jenna Z said...

Dark Chocolate Dreams is my fav. Of course! Chocolate, peanut butter, what's not to love??

Jenna Z said...

I follow your blog!

Jenna Z said...

I LOVE PB on my oatmeal! Classic!

Jenna Z said...

I blogged about this giveaway here:
http://corgipants.blogspot.com/2010/05/giveaways-to-enter.html

Amanda K said...

Never got to try PB&Co so don't know favourite flavour but all sound very yummy!

Amanda K said...

And I follow your blog!

Amanda K said...

And favourite way to eat PB is straight from jar mid adventure race (easy calories when needed in a yummy non gu/gel form)

Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] said...

Ahhh...their new minis are sooo cute. I heart Bee Knee's!

Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] said...

I tweeted @HILLontherun!

Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] said...

I follow YOU on Twitter!

Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] said...

I follow PB&Co on Twitter!

Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] said...

I love PB & oatmeal (OIAJ!)

Shannon, Tropical Eats said...

mighty maple sounds yummy! :)

tropicaleats.com said...

i follow them on twitter @healthybeachbum

tropicaleats.com said...

my fave way to eat pb is in a pb, banana, coffee, chocolate protein shake! mmmm

glidingcalm said...

I've never tried any PB & Co! I am dying to though!!
Thank you for this!!!

Lauren said...

I love Dark Chocolate Dreams! Its amazing.

Lauren said...

I follow your blog!

Lauren @ Health on the Run said...

Hey! I just found your blog (came over because I loved the name) and then found the giveaway! So...although I was planning on following you anyway, I'm excited for the chance to win PB&Co! ;)

I have TWO favorite flavors: cinnamon raisin swirl and dark chocolate PB dreams

Lauren @ Health on the Run said...

I'm following your blog :)

Lauren @ Health on the Run said...

I don't know if it saved before when I wrote it (if it did, I apologize!), but I'm following you on Twitter (@HealthontheRun)

Lauren @ Health on the Run said...

annnnd...I'm following PB&Co

Julie @ Pickley Pear said...

I would love to try The Bees Knees!

Julie @ Pickley Pear said...

Tweeted!! @PickleyPear

Julie @ Pickley Pear said...

I'm a follower :)

Molly said...

I linked ya in!

Karen said...

I love the maple flavor!

Karen said...

I'm a follower!

Karen said...

My favorite is kind of traditional - peanut butter on a toasted bagel. Mmmmm

Julie D said...

I would love to try the Bees Knees flavor

Lele said...

I tried a Mighty Maple sample once, months ago, and I can almost still taste it... it was that good!

Erica said...

MMM. Cinnamon Raisin is my favorite, but they're all SO GOOD!

Erica said...

I follow you on twitter!

Erica said...

I follow PB&Co on Twitter!

Erica said...

i don't know how to "follow" your blog, but I just discovered it and will be "following" in my own way - by checking back all the time :). on another note, i'm a run buddy at the gotrm race, so maybe i will meet you there!

Erica said...

My favorite way to eat peanut butter is between two slices of really delicious, hearty, fresh, multigrain bread -- perhaps with a banana inside, too.

My second favorite way to eat peanut butter is in a smoothie.

But, really, is any way of eating PB _not_ a good one?! :)

Erica said...

i just tweeted about the giveaway! all out of entries now. fingers crossed :). thanks!